Commercial & Facilities

Large enterprises distributed over vast distances face considerable security challenges when it comes to protecting their assets through access control, video surveillance and alarms. SIA membership consists of the world’s leading manufacturers and integrators of commercial security solutions to provide assurance to these organizations.

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New Member Profile: Synectics

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New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Synectics, founded in 1987 as a surveillance technology research and development house, designs end-to-end integrated security and surveillance solutions for challenging environments in the banking, critical infrastructure, gaming, oil and gas, transportation, marine and public space markets. The company – headquartered in the United Kingdom and with offices throughout…

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SIA Technology Insights STI Fall 2018
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SIA Technology Insights – Fall 2018

In every issue of SIA Technology Insights, we try to look to the cutting edge (and sometimes even to the bleeding edge) of security technology, to ensure you stay current with the steady whir of technology change. In that spirit, we start this issue off with two technologies – social media and facial recognition – that are seeing great adoption in the consumer space and poised to be adopted for security and safety applications.

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Security Organizations’ Dual Responsibility Under GDPR

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GDPR affects security technologies like video surveillance systems. Here’s what you need to know to improve your GDPR compliance. Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was implemented on May 25, much of the information has been focused on how organizations can – and must – approach their data practices to not only become compliant…

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Securing Banks in a Digital World

How Technology and Risk Are Changing the Banking Market The banking environment faces a multitude of risks, which are evolving and changing daily. Fraud, at the top of the list, leads to significant losses if not controlled, and today more than ever, banks are laser-focused on minimizing fraud attempts and must adopt a proactive approach…

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Leveling Up in Cybersecurity

Why Cybersecurity Is More Important Than Ever for Security Systems Integrators The 2018 Foreign Economic Espionage in Cyberspace report, issued by the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, makes it clear that economic and industrial espionage against the United States continues to be a serious threat. The report names China, Russia and Iran as the top…

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Implementing Cybersecurity Best Practices in Five Steps

Concerned about the cyber risks of security equipment? Cover your bases with these practical recommendations. The rapid gains that technology has made into everyday living have also changed how the security industry operates. In short, physical security has moved from being very simple inputs and outputs to encompassing always-connected devices, which makes the security industry…

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New Research Reveals Intelligent Building Security Risks, Vulnerabilities and Mitigation Strategies

Groundbreaking report includes guidance to aid decision makers and help protect buildings against an array of threats and risks SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA), in partnership with the ASIS Foundation and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, jointly released groundbreaking first-of-its-kind guidance for practitioners in the security and building management fields. Intelligent Building…

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Intelligent Building Systems - Building Automation & Control Systems: An Investigation into Vulnerabilities, Current Practice and Security Management Best Practice
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Intelligent Building Management Systems Report on Building Automation and Control Systems

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Co-presented by the ASIS Foundation, BOMA International (BOMA) and the Security Industry Association (SIA), these report and research materials provide groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind guidance for practitioners in the security and building management fields. Intelligent Building Management Systems: Guidance for Protecting Organizations provides a framework to help decision-makers assign a risk-based criticality or impact to their building and asks relevant security questions to develop appropriate mitigation strategies. It also serves to establish a common language between the many intelligent building stakeholders.

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